Last quarter Republic Services (RSG) missed analysts' estimates, but it gets a a chance to make up for it when it announces earnings on Thursday, July 26, 2012.

Expectations

Analysts currently expect Republic Services to come in with earnings of 49 cents per share on revenues of $2.09 billion. Analyst estimates range from earnings per share to earnings per share. Over the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 54 cents.

Stock Movement

Recently, the stock price has been rising Since July 6, 2012 business days the stock has risen $1.37 per share. Looking at change over the last three months, April 25, 2012 and July 20, 2012, the stock price fell $3.82 (-12.3%), from $31.04 to $27.22.

Company Fundamental Trends

On the top line, the company is looking to build on four-straight revenue increases heading into this earnings announcement. Revenue rose 1% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year, 2.6% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year and 0.2% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year before increasing again in the first quarter. The company will want to bounce back in the wake of a negative earnings announcement that snapped a streak of quarters with positive revenue. Before dropping in the first quarter, net income grew 44.2% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year and 29.4% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year. Stock Ratings

Analysts think investors should stand pat on Republic Services with four of seven analysts rating it hold.

Last Quarter's Results

In the first quarter, profit fell 9.7% to $142.9 million (38 cents a share) from $158.2 million (41 cents a share) the year earlier, missing analyst expectations. Revenue rose 0.9% to $1.98 billion from $1.96 billion.

Summary

Reporting Period: 2Q

Date of Release: Thursday, July 26, 2012

EPS: 49 cents

Revenue Estimate: $2.09 billion

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)